By Erin Knutson
Special to The Pioneer
An exciting peek into the Headwaters Art Society will be open to the public during the Columbia Basin Culture Tour on Saturday August 9th through Sunday, August 10th.
The Canal Flats-based organization will be opening its doors at their temporary venue for the weekend the Lions Den in Fairmont Hot Springs.
The exciting exhibition will host a myriad of art and artists, including a diverse collection of painters, tin-work, jewelry, mixed media and a host of impressive demonstrations.
Weve been incorporated for over three years now, said Leslie Cartwright, a current Headwater Art Society board member.
Since their grand opening in June 2011, the non-profit organization has tripled in membership. We are so fortunate to have our own space and to meet regularly each Sunday for our drop-in sessions, said Ms. Cartwright.
The prolific organization calls the Columbia Discovery Centre in Canal Flats home. From its conception, the centre has been a beacon and gathering place for artists looking to learn, practise and expand their craft in an inspiring setting.
The space offers an impressive gallery type setting.
The unique setting offers highly sought-after workshops, some of which have included mixed media, clay, figure drawing, and watercolour. The group is also open to beginners and offers workshops for all levels.
Our clay workshop was attended by all of our members. It was so popular there was no room to offer a seat to the public, said Ms. Cartwright. We are so proud of our location and we are proud to bring the art community to Canal Flats.